Calls for hard capacity limits at churches to be revisited

 

Public health doctors have been asked to revisit hard capacity limits at churches as they reopen in the weeks ahead, following criticism from the Catholic Church.

Up to 50 people will be allowed at a religious service from next Monday, rising to 100 by the 20th of July.

A government spokesman says that will now be reviewed, after Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said at the weekend that larger churches should be well able to hold more people safely.

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath says the hard limits go too far and are unfair to people of all faiths.